Constitutions and Belief Systems in Chinese Medicine

Together with post-natal conditioning and personal life experiences the constitution and the temperament are responsible for the formation of individual belief systems and the psycho-emotional expressions of a person. The basic belief mechanisms and habitual mind-sets will further define how the outer world is perceived and will influence the physiology as well as the pathology of a person. 

Constitutions and Belief Systems in Chinese Medicine

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What you will learn

  • Use clinical treatment strategies for harmonizing the elements.
  • Recognise your patients’ constitution through the five elements: 
    General appearance and psychology, body shape, face, hands, belief patterns
  • Diagnose according to your patients’ constitution and morphology:
    The specific influence of each constitution on the physical, energetic and psychological expressions of the individual
  • Understand the components of the belief systems and the foundation of belief mechanisms: constitution, temperament, and behaviour.
  • Identify the five archetypes: 
    Appearance and psychology, related Zang-fu disharmony patterns, psycho-emotional dysfunctions and specific acupuncture therapeutic protocols
  • Realize the role of the Extraordinary vessels

Course Overview

The basic human “Constitution” is transmitted by the parental essences (Jing). 

In the prenatal stage, the constitution will influence the preferential development of specific organ systems, thus defining the person’s physiology and morphology. Additionally, the constitution (Jing & Zong Qi) will predispose the development of a specific “Temperament”. 

Together with post-natal conditioning and personal life experiences, the constitution and the temperament are responsible for forming individual belief systems and the psycho-emotional expressions of a person.

The basic belief mechanisms and habitual mindsets will further define how the outer world is perceived and will influence the physiology as well as the pathology of a person.

In this course, Dr Montakhab explains the topics of reality versus belief and the components of the Belief systems. He reviews inherited energies: Jing /constitution and body form; Zong/ temperament; Ming/ curriculum and destiny (genetics and epigenetics).

The five constitutions: influence on anatomy and outer morphology: Zang-fu/ primary channels and sinew channels and the role of the Extraordinary vessels; psychological impacts are being explained, and you will learn analysis of the Fire-Water-Wood-Earth-Metal type constitution: body shape; face; hands; general appearance and psychology; belief patterns

Specific acupuncture strategies and Treatment strategies for harmonizing the Elements are shared


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